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Old Jul 15, 2009, 08:38 AM
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Fair enough. I think I want to try and stick a setup in a Parkzone Radian. Do you have any plans in the future to make a pod system for that plane?
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Old Jul 15, 2009, 11:51 AM
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Fair enough. I think I want to try and stick a setup in a Parkzone Radian. Do you have any plans in the future to make a pod system for that plane?
No plans right now. I haven't seen a lot of folks using that plane. Maybe eventually if I get so caught up that I'm looking for something to do. The problem is that I have to purchase the plane or at least a fuselage to design the pod to fit it. Then I have to find the time to draw up the design and get a test batch cut. There's not a huge incentive to do that unless the demand is there. If there's more interest from others as well i may consider it.

Tim
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Old Jul 15, 2009, 01:00 PM
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Well I'll gladly provide the plane if and when you are ready. Since we are only about an hour and 45 away from each other it should not be a big deal.
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Old Jul 15, 2009, 01:45 PM
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Just thought i would chime in. The Radian is a great FPV platform if you want a quick and easy setup. I use one as well.
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Old Jul 20, 2009, 09:12 PM
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FYI: the Easy Glider pod has been updated to work on ALL easy gliders, now including the "non" pro style. Just requires taking a very small chunk off of the tab at the back of the canopy area.

If anyone purchased the old style pod and needs it to fit this style Easy Glider, send me a PM or e-mail.
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Old Jul 20, 2009, 10:12 PM
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One of my customers did some modifications and was able to install the Easy
Star pod in a Wild Hawk. He sent me some pictures and gave me permission to post them here. Thanks Lance!

Here are some highlights of my installation of the Easy Pod in the Wild Hawk.








Note the overhang... The EasyStar is obviously wider in the nose.





No Problem.. Trim to fit


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Old Jul 20, 2009, 11:58 PM
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It was my pleasure and a fun build from a kit. I should have also mentioned to you that your Outrunner Brushless Motor Mount for Easy Star works well in the Wild Hawk too... Thanks for making it easy!

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Old Jul 21, 2009, 07:45 AM
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ahh...now I can associate your name with your RCGroups user name. I'm always curious about that!

Glad to hear that worked for you too!

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Old Sep 06, 2009, 04:45 PM
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I just stumbled upon this thread. Seems like there has been no activity for a while. When using a 500 MW system is there that much of a difference between the HXT900's and the "name brand" servos. Because I'd rather not put up an extra $50 for no apparent reason. Just wondering. -Tyler
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Old Sep 06, 2009, 04:51 PM
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I just stumbled upon this thread. Seems like there has been no activity for a while. When using a 500 MW system is there that much of a difference between the HXT900's and the "name brand" servos. Because I'd rather not put up an extra $50 for no apparent reason. Just wondering. -Tyler
Sort of depends on your installation. In my current setup, the VTx is in the wing and I never have any problem with the HXT900s. Event when I had a EZ* with the pod configuration, my installation worked fine. I have/had ferrite cores on servo wires.

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Old Sep 06, 2009, 06:54 PM
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what is a "ferrite core"?
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Old Sep 06, 2009, 09:44 PM
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what is a "ferrite core"?
It's a round magnet where you wrap your wires. It helps with RF noise suppression. "Maxwell laws etc."

See: http://www.dpcav.com/xcart/product.p...7&cat=0&page=1

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Old Sep 06, 2009, 10:01 PM
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I get it now.
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Old Sep 09, 2009, 11:05 AM
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As long as the wiring is done properly, you have a good antenna on the VTX, and adding a ferrite ring doesn't hurt, the HXT900's are fine. Now...that said...I've switched to using Turnigy 9g servos for the "budget" system. No problems at all with 900Mhz. They are a little bit slower, but they appear to be very good.
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Old Oct 14, 2009, 12:03 PM
I think it'll work this time!!
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Just passing this along - the Wild Hawk aka Super Lightning is on sale at Hobby People for $30 plus shipping (airframe only - no radio)

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1125512

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